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Marengo-Union Funeral Home

505 East Grant Highway, Marengo, IL

OBITUARY

Roger W. Groenland

September 26, 1930October 29, 2019

Roger W. Groenland, 89, of Marengo, passed away on October 29, 2019. He was the beloved husband of the late Shirley M. Groenland. The loving father of Kathleen (Richard) Lees, Michael (Desiree) Groenland, Vicki (Patrick) Joyce, Patty (Bob) Andress, and Matthew ( April) Groenland. Cherished grandfather of 21 and proud great-grandfather of 37. Dear brother of Bob (Marianne) Groenland. Fond uncle and friend to many. Preceded in death by his parents: Gilbert and Alma; and his daughter: Deborah Burrow. Roger was a hard working man with many interests and excelled at many things. He was a plumbing contractor for more than 60 years. Roger raised award winning mink for 10 years. He enjoyed drawing up housing blueprints and built 4 of his own homes among many other homes. He turned his 60 acres of land into a subdivision which he resided in, in Marengo. While he was proud of all his accomplishments, he was most proud of his wife, of 50 years and the family they created. Visitation at Marengo- Union Funeral Home, 500 E. Grant Highway, Marengo, on Friday, November 15, 2019 from 4pm- 8pm and from 10am, Saturday, November 16, 2019 at Zion Lutheran Church, 408 Jackson, Marengo, until time of Funeral Service at 11am. Interment will be in Marengo City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Zion Lutheran Church. Family and friends are encouraged to bring their favorite photos of Roger to share on an interactive video display. For information call the Funeral Home at (815) 568-8131.

  • FAMILY

  • Shirley Groenland, Wife (deceased)
  • Kathleen Lees (Richard), Daughter
  • Michael Groenland (Desiree), Son
  • Vicki Joyce (Patrick), Daughter
  • Patty Andress (Bob), Daughter
  • Matthew Groenland (April), Son
  • Bob Groenland (Marianne), Brother
  • Gilbert Groenland, Father (deceased)
  • Alma Groenland, Mother (deceased)
  • Deborah Burrow, Daughter (deceased)
  • Cherished grandfather of 21 and proud great-grandfather of 37. Fond uncle and friend to many.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, November 15, 2019
  • Continued Visitation Saturday, November 16, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 16, 2019

Memories

Roger W. Groenland

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Lea Ann Grimes-Carter

November 16, 2019

My heart goes out to the Groenland Family and especially to my dear friend Patty whos Love For her Dad has been clearly evident throughout our years of friendship. Patty, this is tough and the love and appreciation your Dad has had of you throughout the caretaking of him and time spent with him will be both cherished and painful to look back on but what a legacy he has left for you and your family. Blessings are yours from our loving God for your perseverance, honor and love you have shown and expressed to your Dad. Many memories of being at the home of the Groenlands’ and the warm welcome and conversations of Shirley and Roger remain fondly of our friendship and life events shared. Your Dad was amazing at living life fully and loving his family. How proud he must have felt knowing his family carries on that torch. God Bless you all with comfort and peace.💕

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Great Grandpa with Tommy

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Great Grandpa with Frankie

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Grandpa, Mallory and Frankie

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Great Grandpa and Frankie

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Grandpa and Mallory

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Great Grandpa and Vinny

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Great Grandpa with Tommy

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Great Grandpa with Frankie

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Grandpa, Mallory and Frankie

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Great Grandpa and Frankie

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Grandpa and Mallory

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Great Grandpa and Vinny